2004 DC GO
The DC GO is third in the series of prototype cars created by Dilip Chhabria Design out of India. It follows the positive reviews they received for the DC Infidel and the DC Gaia. GO uses the chassis from the much acclaimed Noble M12 GTR 3.
As an alumni of Art Centre Pasadena in Transportation Design, Dilip Chhabria heads the company under his own name. He chucked a secure job at the Design Centre in Warren, Detroit at General Motors with plans to work for his own brand. Over the past eight years, DC Design has grown into a 200 person operation specializing in prototypes and one-of vehicles. With the diversity of their designs, DC has to be one of the most exciting automotive companies emerging from India.
With their GO, DC Design provides a very modern, svelte new look to compliment the Noble chassis. The exterior is a sharp a mix between classic cues and fresh angles. The interior is very minimalist and covered in sporty Alacantra.
This design is representative of a typical sports car construction of this genre of a body skin mounted on a tubular frame. The option of material for the body panels can be metal, FRP or carbon fibre based on the performance and the price segment of the car.
Story by Dilip Chhabria Design PVT. LTD. & Supercars.net
|engine||Ford Alloy V6 w/Twin-Garrett, T25 Turbochargers|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||2544 cc / 155.2 in³|
|power||231.2 kw / 310.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||121.86 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||316.33 bhp per tonne|
|torque||433.9 nm / 320.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm|
|driven wheels||Transverse Mid Engine / RWD|
|front brakes||Vented & Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston AP Racing Calipers|
|f brake size||x 330 mm / x 13.0 in|
|rear brakes||Vented & Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston AP Racing Calipers|
|r brake size||x 330 mm / x 13.0 in|
|front wheels||F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18.0 x 8.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers|
|r suspension||Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers|
|top speed||~265.5 kph / 165.0 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.1 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~10.2 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~12.8 seconds|